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Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings
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on February 21, 2013
The 17CD is totally worth the money.
I haven't finished listening to it.

Some of the CDs is among the top ones.

And I can hear a little white noise with my HD800. It does not bother me much. The noise may go away with other headphones.

If you like Jacqueline Du Pre, buy this set.
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2007: EMI issued a 17 CD box, "Jacqueline DuPre: The Complete EMI Recordings" - Jacqueline Du Pré - The Complete EMI Recordings
2012: EMI issues a 17 CD box, "Jacqueline DuPre: The Complete EMI Recordings" - Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings

Either box is a worthy tribute to the great cellist, but there is a slight, though annoying, difference between them.
CD 17 of the 2012 box has one track that was not in the 2007 box:

[8] J.S.Bach Adagio & Allegro from Sonata in D for Cello & Harpsichord, BWV 1028 (4:35) with Ronald Kinloch Anderson playing harpsichord.

This was recorded in July, 1962 and was part of DuPre's first LP for EMI (an abum of encores with assorted accompanists).
EMI forgot to include it in the 2007 box.
It was not "lost".
EMI just forgot it.

They have now corrected their mistake, which is a good thing, but it seems like an insult to those who bought the 2007 box.
EMI should have issued the new CD 17 as a single at a specially reduced price.
The new box does cost about half of what the old box cost, which makes it a bit less painful.

Other differences:

1) On CD 1, the Delius Concerto is now on 5 tracks, instead of the single track of 2007. Sound is unchanged.
2) There are five additional photographs of Jacqueline DuPre.
3) There is a two-page timeline of her life.

The article by Christopher Nupen that appeared in 2007 is reprinted in the new box.

Typographical Error: On CD 9, the Allegretto in E flat, Hess 48 is mis-identified as Hess 84.*
This mistake is repeated from the 2007 box.

IN CONCLUSION: The new box is a great buy and deserves five stars. but if I had bought the old box in 2007, I would be more than a little annoyed.

* For more information about the Hess catalog, as well as the Kinsky catalog (WoO) and the Biamonti catalog, go to lvbeethoven.com
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on September 9, 2016
Excellent, both in performance and quality.
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on July 15, 2015
Lovely CD. This was an anniversary gift for my husband who is a great admirer of Ms. Du Pre and her skills as a great cellist.
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on December 31, 2016
perfect!
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on May 27, 2016
Definitive
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on July 22, 2015
It is great to have such a large body of this great cellist's recordings.
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on February 11, 2016
Amazoning!
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on January 20, 2016
wonderful
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on December 15, 2014
This is a CD Box that will accompaign me the rest of my life.She was a truly unique player
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